05 Dec Lend a Helping Hand: It’s in our self interest and the interest of others in our Beautiful City and County
While many are frustrated by what seems to be an erratic schedule for picking up debris, progress is being made and we must remember that from the outset we were told it could take up to three months.
Yes, it is disconcerting as the holidays are upon us and we want to look our best, to see debris laying in front of your home for two months. I also understand it appears to those of us who do not know the plan or have no idea “when they are coming” that they will never get here. I remain convinced that the county led pick up is working and in the end we will be back to normal. If you have questions call Jim Minor at the County. Switchboard is 843-255-1000. Jim is working hard to keep people in the know and track progress directing action when he can.
At the same time, as the larger trees, stumps, branches and other materials are being removed, there are also leaves the contractor’s equipment cannot handle. So it is up to us to take the time to bag the remaining leaves so that Waste Pro can pick them up.
Let’s lend a helping hand to finish the clean up when possible. That will help the contractors and more importantly help us get back to normal.
Thanks to those who are taking the initiative. I hope others will follow.
On another front our neighbors on Hilton Head Island, who experienced significantly more damage, appear to be facing a much longer haul. Let’s do our bit so resources are stretched to help our neighbors.
And others further upstate face a much more daunting challenge.
I have received a number of inquiries about the boats washed up into the marsh south of the Woods Bridge. Between the City, the County and the State we are working on what is a very complicated and expensive challenge to remove the boats. We will get it done one way or another and appreciate your patience.